Justice Work : Environmental Justice

All life is part of an interconnected web. It is our responsibility and honor to care for the environment and promote sustainability.

Our Native Gardens

Our beautiful Peace Garden and plantings are inspired by permaculture practices and are composed of perennial, native plants that are beneficial to pollinators and pleasant for people. In Spring and Fall, some of our nature enthusiasts, green thumbs, and flower admirers spend a few hours together tidying, weeding, and pruning the gardens. Announcements for the next Garden TLC Morning are published in Channels for those who wish to join in.

Fair Trade Coffee

Fair trade coffee is for sale in the Gathering Room after worship services so you can wake up in the morning and drink your values of environmental sustainability and economic justice.

Discussions & Events

First Universalist often partners with other nonprofit organizations to raise awareness around environmental justice concerns, often hosting speakers during worship or other events to provide education for congregants and the community. To find out about our upcoming discussions or events, please register for our e-newsletter, Channels. To suggest an event, topic, or speaker on the environment, please contact our church office.


First Universalist is committed to reducing our footprint by using our resources wisely, reusing materials when able, recycling or composting waste, and educating our children and youth on how to be good stewards of our earth.